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in remembrance of the man who made j.r. ewing come to life. he died yesterday in dallas, surrounded by family and by friends. nbc's kristen dahlgren takes a look back at hagman's life and his career. >> i was with her all alone -- >> reporter: for a time he was the most famous actor in the world. >> thanks to j.r. >> reporter: the subject of the biggest cliff-hanger ever. [ gunshot ] the question who shot j.r. catapulted larry hagman into tv history. for more than a decade hagman was the character audiences couldn't get enough of. the wicked, scheming j.r. ewing. the 81-year-old was reprising his role as j.r. in the tnt reboot of "dallas." >> you're not a kinder, gentler version of yourself? >> oh, hardly. >> reporter: along with family, his co-stars were at his side when hagman died at a dallas hospital friday. finally succumbing to the throat cancer he'd been battling. in a statement to nbc co-star linda grey said "larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he was the pied piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. the world was a brighter place because of him." on the site of th
known as larger than life texan j.r. ewing on the popular nighttime soap opera "dallas." he first became known to a national audience in the 1960s playing an astronaut living with a jeanie in "i dream of jeannie." fans stopped by the real south fork ranch today to pay tribute to hagman and the character for which he was so very famous. >> watching it, every single one. my parent, me, my sister. we couldn't wait for "dallas." >> a very sad day, but nonetheless, it's just very amazing how the show has endured for so long. and it just will live forever. >> hagman had health setbacks in the 1990s when he suffered from cirrhosis of the liver. in 1995, he received a liver transplant that saved his life. after that, hagman used his celebrity to raise awareness of organ donation. hagman was 81 years old. >>> training for a triathlon is a huge commitment. and for most triathletes, it is really about competing. but for other triathletes, there is a different motivation. garvin thomas introduces us to an east bay man with a unique inspiration to compete. it is tonight's bay area proud. >> reporter:
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